Winter is on its way and now it’s time to prepare your home! Preparing your home and completing necessary repairs now will pay off in the future and save you a headache.
The first order of business is avoiding cracked hoses and burst faucets over the winter. To ensure this doesn’t happen, turn off water valves in your home and drain any remaining water from your hose and taps
There is nothing like sitting by a cozy fire while it snows outside. But before you start lighting fires to warm your home up, it’s a good idea to get it inspected and cleaned to prevent chimney fires.
Clean your gutters before everything freezes and you can’t scoop out everything. Backed up gutters can cause roof leaks and water damage to your home.
Ensure attics are free of debris to prevent ridges of roof ice which stops melting snow from draining properly.
A thin line of caulking is a great way to seal gaps in siding, windows and door frames. If you can spot a gap larger than the size of a nickel, caulk it to stop drafts and water damage.
Check out your roof for missing or damaged shingles. If you spot any, hire a handyman or roofing company to repair them.
Prep your furnace now before the temperature outside drops. Hire a technician to clean, inspect, and test your furnace.
Adjust the Fan
Certain ceiling fans have an option to be reversed. By running the fan in the opposite direction, you create an updraft which pushes down heated air and helps you save on your heat bill.